It is just one of the fine wine producing regions of the Central Loire Valley. Reuilly known for its earthy and dry white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety evokes Sancerre or nearby Quincy yet retains its very own unique character. The Reuilly AOC, or Designated Label of Origin also applies to the red wines and rosés made from the Pinot noir and gris grape varieties and which are exceedingly pleasant as well. Located on the banks of the Arnon, a tributary of the more powerful Cher River, the vineyards grow in soils that are both gravely sands and limestone. The days are growing warmer, rosé wines become a promising vision on the horizon and the Maison Jean-Michel Sorbe has brought out its La Muse, 2022. The wine is made from the vineyards of the Joseph Mellot estate, a venerable name in Reuilly operated by the same family for five generations and which the house of Jean-Michel Sorbe purchased in 1999 after collaborating with the family for a decade. The house retained the name for Joseph Mellot remains a legend in the Central Loire Valley. The house has been under the helm of Catherine Corbeau-Mellot since 2005.
La Muse is an AOC Reuilly rosé made entirely with a single grape variety, the pinot gris and is refreshing with both floral and spicy notes. The vineyards have been qualified in reasoned agriculture, the basis for organic farming, since 2009 and have received the French label Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE), for excellent environmental practices. Perfect for an aperitif it also stands up to fish terrine, grilled chicken or fish served in carpaccio. ©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette. https://josephmellot.com/en/
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